Perl is a sought-after scripting language that's considered to be one of the most useful programming languages on the web. It's feature-rich and it is used to set up various web-based apps and CGI scripts. What differentiates Perl from most of the other languages on the internet is its compatibility with modules - groups of commands for a particular process which can be integrated into a script by calling them which means that you can write a single line within your script to get a module executed, rather than having the whole code that is already a part of the module anyway. As Perl can be used with many other programming languages and it features a lot of functions depending on what a particular application can do, it is used by many famous companies - the BBC, Craigslist, The Internet Movie Database (IMDB), cPanel, etc.

Perl Scripting in Website Hosting

As Perl is set up on our cloud hosting platform, you're able to execute Perl/CGI scripts with any of our website hosting plans without any difficulties. You may even do this automatically via a cron job if your package has this feature. If not, you will be able to add cron jobs via the Upgrades area of your Hepsia website hosting Control Panel. More than 3000 Perl modules are present on our servers and you'll be able to use all of them with your scripts. A full list can be found in the Control Panel and when you want to use any module, you only have to add the path to our module library within your script. When third-party scripts which you need to include in your site require a certain module, for instance, you do not need to worry whether they will operate properly or not. This way, you are able to build a dynamic website and offer countless features to your targeted visitors.

Perl Scripting in Semi-dedicated Hosting

You'll be able to use every Perl-based application, including CGI scripts, with any of the Linux semi-dedicated hosting packages that we offer as Perl is supported on all of our servers. You will be able to make any kind of .pl file executable by setting the proper UNIX permissions for it via the Hepsia Control Panel or through any kind of FTP client and based on the actual script, it can be executed manually as a result of some action your client performs on the website, or automatically through a cron job which you can create in your account. In case you choose to employ a script that you have found online and it needs particular modules to to exist on the server, you are able to benefit from our rich library which includes over 3000 modules. Thus, you can rest assured that every Perl app that you create or find on the worldwide web will work flawlessly on our end.